District Newsletters

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Peace Poster Competition Winners Announced!

The District Winner this year was Max Freeman, Age 13 years from Brighton Grammar. Max was sponsored by the Lions Club of Sandringham and presented with the District Plaque at the final end-of-the-year school assembly on Wednesday 11th December. The National Winner this year was Sophie age 12, sponsored by the Lions club of Casterton, […]

Licola Update

It’s been a busy and productive year at Licola, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have been involved in any way in this great Lions project. Your “time, labour and means” has been very much in the spirit of Lionism, and has been very much appreciated. We hope that […]

DG Chandra’s Update – So much done, so much to do – with enthusiasm…

Dear Fellow Lions Family Members, well it is the same every year, we find ourselves busy with the wind-up to Christmas and then we blink and it’s finished! So, with Christmas and NewYear holidays behind us now, I’m hopeful that all our Lion families had wonderfully happy, memory-making celebrations. Usha and I certainly enjoyed company […]

Seymour Goulburn Lion Carol Smith awarded Citizen of the Year

When Seymour’s Carol Smith heard former president John F. Kennedy speak when she was growing up in the United States, it changed her whole perspective on life. His famous quote: ‘‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’’ spurred a decision to volunteer her spare time […]

A Final Message from DG Chandra Mangalore

Dear Fellow Lions Family Members: The year that was – Usha and I have thoroughly enjoyed our year. Looking back now, I wonder how I accomplished so many Lions tasks and became a grandparent as well! As District Governor I had unparalleled fabulous guidance and assistance from all Cabinet Officers and Lions in the District […]

The August issue of the ANZI Forum 2014 Newsletter

Learn the latest news on the ANZI Forum 2014 in Adelaide. Download it by clicking on the following link. More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/files/201v5/ANZI%20Forum%20Newsletter%20August%202014.pdf

Licola Open Day on November 1st.

At this stage we intend to run a bus trip to and from Licola, but this will depend on how many Lions and friends would like to come. Costs will depend on the numbers but we would expect it to be $50.00 or less. Please do not leave it to the last minute to book, […]

New LCIF Video Released

See how your support of LCIF delivers on the needs of people around the globe. One of the most important ways that Lions make a difference in their communities and the world is through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International. With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large-scale […]

Slit-lamp Upgrade for the Australian College of Optometry

Some months ago the Emergency Department of the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg donated a very expensive piece of equipment (a slit-lamp used in intense eye examination) to Lions for an upgrade and reinstatement to a worthy recipient. The Vermont Lions Club through Lion Damien Ziebell took up the challenge and financed the $2,500 upgrade to […]

Wantirna Club receives Aston Community Award

Lions Club of Wantirna was recently recognised for its contribution to the community by being a finalist in the Community Group section of the 2014 Aston Community Awards. Lion Siva Sivagnanam also received an award in the Senior Volunteer Section. Pictured L-R: Siva Sivagnanam, Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for Aston, Paul Garvey Club Secretary.

Start of a new Leo Club

CONGRATULATIONS to the Lions Club of Wheelers Hill for beginning the new Leo Club of Wheelers Hill. Our Second Vice District Governor Brian Buchanan did an excellent job in inducting these young people into the Leo’s program. Remember, our young people of today are our leaders of the future.

YOTY District Final

AT the V5 District Final of Youth of the Year Quest we saw Bronwyn Kealy win our District Final and go onto the State Final which was held at Ballarat on Saturday, 11th April, 2015. Bronwyn went on to win the Public Speaking segment of the State Final. Bronwyn is 17 years old and attends […]

Lions Centennial Service Challenge

For nearly 100 years, Lions have changed lives in their communities and around the world. In celebration of our Centennial in 2017, Lions everywhere are being challenged to serve 100 million people. You’re invited to join the celebration by helping us reach our goal. Your club can earn special Centennial recognition by hosting a service […]

Heathmont Lions celebrate 44 years

HEATHMONT Lions Club Immediate Past President; Geoff Secker thanked the community of Heathmont for its continued support for its work to provide local, national and international humanitarian efforts. Geoff was acknowledging the ongoing work of the Lions Club as part of their 44 year’s history. Heathmont Lions have been serving the local community since 1971 […]

Food Hampers for Father’s Day

Let’s make Father’s day – Sunday the 6th of September, special for families in need. We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions Clubs in our District. From everything collected we will have a working bee to put the hampers together and in partnership with one of our expert […]

Fabulous Fords Car Show – Supporting ALVIF – 22nd November

This fantastic car show will be held at the Whittlesea Showgrounds (Melways 246/H7) on Sunday the 22nd November 2015. Public entry from 10am – Adults $10, kids under 12 free Live music, food and refreshments and trade vendors on site. The purpose of the show is to raise finances for the Australian Lions Visual Independence […]

Lions Centennial Celebration Update

Fellow Lions, The Centennial Celebration is bringing Lions around the world together to celebrate our 100th anniversary. Here are three great ways that you and your club can join the celebration this year and throughout the Centennial Celebration: * Lead through Service by hosting at least one Centennial Service Challenge project in each of our […]

Judging of District Finalists in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

The Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2015-2016 is well underway in our District. Judging of District finalists has been planned for Saturday 21st November 2015. Please find attached invitation – hope you will be able to join us on this occasion. Attachment: District 201v5 LIPPC 2015-2016 judging Invitations doc.pdf

Our Centenary Program – Your club’s chance to get on board!

Dear Lions, Have you heard about Lions Australia’s 100 years, 100 stories of service program to celebrate our LCI centenary? Or perhaps you’ve heard about it but don’t quite understand how it works? In a nutshell the campaign centres on 100 Lions clubs each providing $1000 in Grants (through their activities fund), which will provide […]

District 201V5 Member Training Dates 2015-16

Personal Development – 14/15 November – Box Hill Lions Clubrooms New Member Program – 28th November – Guides Hall, Noble Park Zone Chairman Meeting – 5th December – Whittlesea Bowls Club Media Training – 12th December – Bendigo Bank East Ringwood New Member Program – 6th February, 2016 – Chittick Park Community Place, Seymour Aquatic […]

Victorian Government Power Outages campaign

he Victorian State Government is seeking to ensure all Victorians are aware of the possibility of power outages during summer weather conditions and what they can do to prepare. As a result of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, increased safety measures have been introduced through the Government’s Powerline Bushfire Safety Program requiring electricity businesses to […]

Australian Lions Foundation – Bushfire Appeal

The Australian Lions Foundation is supporting local Lions Clubs in bushfire affected communities in their relief efforts. Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have all had significant fires impacting many communities…. The most recent in Western Australia where the whole township of Yarloop was devastated with the loss of town buildings, 120 homes and properties […]

Food Hampers for Father’s Day

We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions clubs in our district. From everything collected we will organise Father’s Day hampers on September 4th, 2016, special for families in need. So that families can have a great meal together. Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your […]


The Lions Clubs of Park Orchards, Forest Hill, Box Hill, South Vermont and Vermont invite you to a Trivial Pursuit Fundraiser in support of the inaugural Interchange Inner East and Outer East Special Needs Family Camp, “CAMP RECHARGE” to be held at Licola in November 2016. Come along and make a table of 10 and […]

Sandringham Lions Celebrates 50 Years!

Wow, what a night we had celebrating our 50th Charter Anniversary recently. A crowd of over 100 people including 3 young families enjoyed good food, wine, fellowship and great memories together with new plans for the future; it was so great to bring our community into our club. Celebrating the Past and Building for the […]

Food Hampers for Christmas

We are asking for non-perishable goods to be collected by all of our Lions clubs in our district. From everything collected we will organise Christmas Food Hampers for families in need. So that families can have a great meal together. Maybe you could contact business stores and places in your area. Perhaps each club member […]

Peace Poster – Judging of District 201V5 Finalists

District Governor Brian Buchanan cordially invites you to the District 201V5 judging of District Finalists in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2016-2017. DATE: Saturday 26th November 2016 TIME: 10.00am – 1pm VENUE: Box Hill Lions Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road Box Hill South Judging Panel: DG Brian Buchanan, Artist Susan Gustafson, Lion Rod Moss, Leo […]

District 201V5 Centennial Dinner Dance

The Grand on Princes, 2251 Princes Hwy Mulgrave Vic 3170 Saturday May 27th 2017 7.00 p.m. until midnight Black Tie Event Live Music from Band ‘Next Generation’ $60 per head for a 3 course dinner with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks Tickets available through Kumar Swaminathan [email protected] or 0415 428 178 or Chester Allan […]

Tatura Lions hosting TatFest

Tatura Lions are running the inaugural Festival of Tatura (TatFest) at Mactier Park, Tatura. TatFest is a day of food, fun, competitions, and entertainment for all the family. It celebrates the vibrant people and community, and the produce of Tatura. There will be Zorb balls, face painting, pirate ship jumping castle, sumo wrestling, abseiling, petting […]

Nunawading Lions hosting International Womans Day Dinner

Nunawading Lions are holding a dinner on International Women’s Day 8th March, for 100 women. We hope to raise funds for women and children suffering from family violence. 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Natalie’s Restaurant Quality Hotel Manor, 669 Maroondah Hwy. Mitcham. Tickets $55 pp. Booking enquiries : [email protected]. Please refer to the attached Invitation […]

Meet the Future of Lions!

Learn how Lions and Leos are bringing service into the 21st century with our new Global Service Framework in the video link below. With expanded service opportunities designed to meet emerging humanitarian needs, the service framework will help us achieve our LCI Forward goal of serving 200 million people per year by 2021! Our new […]

Licola – Over 50’s Getaway

“If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots rather than feet.” Over 50s Getaway! We’ve come across an incredible opportunity at Licola! Through a grant available from the Wellington Shire council we have potential funding for up to 15 people from the Wellington Shire to come to our getaway – totally […]

The Roti Night organised by the Lions of Lyndhurst – Come ‘Roti’ with us

It is our pleasure to invite everyone to attend the Roti Night organised by the Lions of Lyndhurst and District Club on 15 September 2017. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Rainbows for the Children of Australia. The said Charity was founded in 1985 and functions as a grief support harm prevention […]

Charity Golf Day @ Kingston Heath!

Welcome to the running of the 42nd Lions Moorabbin Annual Charity Golf Day. We are delighted to announce our 2017 event will be played at the prestigious Kingston Heath Golf Club on Tuesday 28 November. We will have an AM field and a PM field and the event will be singles stableford. We will have […]

Comedy For a Cause – Wantirna Lions

Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Wantirna Lions Club. Date: Saturday 7 October, 2017 Doors: 7pm Showtime: 8pm Conclusion: 10:15pm (approx) Tickets: $35 Drinks available at discounted prices (wine, beer, cider and mixed spirits) from 7.00pm. Tickets […]

Join Membership Forum – Extend the Hand of Service!

All Lions are invited to attend this innovative, dynamic, fun filled, informative Membership Forum. Come along, contribute your ideas, learn new techniques and strategies to increase membership in YOUR club! Attachment: Membership Forum Save the Date2.pdf

Licola Family Open Day

This year’s FAMILY OPEN DAY flier. November 4th – pop it in the diary and bring the family for a great day out.. more instructors and more big activities this year Attachment: CAMP_OPEN_DAY_2017-2-1.pdf More details: http://licola.org.au/

General Motors American Car Show – Nunawading LC

Come an enjoy a genuine American Car Show! Proudly presented by the Nunawading Lions Club On Sunday the 12th of November at the Manhattan Hotel, Cnr Heatherdale and Canterbury Roads in Ringwood. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are FREE! More details: http://nunawading.vic.lions.org.au/

State Leo Conference

The Leo Club of Vermont Secondary College would like to invite all Victorian Leo’s to a fun day where you can meet other Leo’s and exchange ideas at the Starting 9.30am 21st April 2018 At Vermont Secondary College 27 – 63 Morack Road Vermont 3133 This no cost one-day conference will present a fun program […]

Walk for an Aussie Kid

Why not host a Walk for an Aussie Kid this autumn? It’s a great way to engage with locals through schools, community groups, retirement villages etc. Also this is a great opportunity to talk about membership! Attachment: More details: www.alcmf.lions.org.au

Family Fun BBQ – Monash Lions Club

Monash Lions Club – Family Fun Day Where: Pavilion at Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill Date: Sunday 8th April 2018 Time: 12-4pm RSVP By: 3 April 2018 (Please confirm numbers attending) Asok Rao – 0409937618 Uma Rao – 0418336749 Email: [email protected] Website: www.monash.vic.lions.org.au  Free BBQ and Soft t Drinks ( Vegetarian Options Available) […]

National Flood, Fire and Cyclone Appeal – Please give

To all Lions, Leo and Lioness Clubs – Multiple District 201, Australia – Please give consideration to this Appeal With the approval of Council Chairman Malcolm Peters, the Australian Lions Foundation Ltd has initiated a “National Appeal” in support of those affected by the recent flood waters which have inundated parts of Queensland, and the […]

Lions Club of Nunawading Inc Antiques and Collectables Fair

Here’s an event for your Diary! Lions Club of Nunawading Inc – Antiques and Collectables Fair, Saturday 28th April 2018, 9am to 3 pm – Mullauna Secondary College Hall, Corner of Mitcham and Springfield rds, Mitcham 3132 Entry: 456 Springfield Rd. Admission: $5 Antique Valuations by David Freeman: Between 11am and 2pm. $5 donation per […]

Sandringham Lions roar for Sandringham Hospital

Sandringham Lions roar for Sandringham Hospital As part of Sandy Lions 50th Anniversary and Lions International 100th Anniversary, we were able to donate $32,760 to Sandy Hospital. The hospital is building a new Day Procedure centre & this money will enable them to purchase 6 patient recliner chairs for the unit. The money has been […]

Lions Roar with Next Gen!!!

Join the Lions Club of Lysterfield for this fantastic event – please see the attached flyer and submit your RSVP while seats last!

Sandringham LC helped to buy Jude’s wheelchair

Sandringham LC held an afternoon for Jude Tregaskis and his family to enable them to meet the people who helped to buy Jude’s wheelchair. Those attending represented Sandringham LC, Beaumaris Rotary, Bayside Scouts and also included Murray Thompson MP, our state member. Apologies from other donors – Lindsay Champion ALF, Brighton, Moorabbin & Mordialloc-Mentone LCs. […]

Licola Wilderness Village – Ukulele sessions

It is always reaffirming to remember those out there doing truly selfless work. The Gippsland Country Music Club Inc. heads out to the Licola Wilderness Village at various times through the year to hold Ukulele sessions as part of a bigger program to give back to disadvantaged children. Many of the children are from challenging […]

Comedy Night for Very Special Kids

The Lions Club of Ashwood-Mt Waverley are holding a Comedy Night on the 8th of September with all proceeds going to Very Special Kids. Please put this in your diary and ask your friends and family to attend – it will be a fantastic night!

LIONS CLUB OF FOREST HILL – Changeover Dinner Invite

LIONS CLUB OF FOREST HILL Invitation – Join us to celebrate 2018 -2019 Changeover Dinner Tues 26th June 2018 6.30 for 7pm On the occasion of the installation of incoming president Stuart Riley Club Officers & two new members! Special guest Kumar Swaminathan 1st Vice District Governor elect To be held at the Parkview room, […]

VSC Leo’s Club Trivia Night

Come one came all! VSC Leo’s Club Trivia Night, Friday 7th Sept – 6.30pm start. VSC Auditorium – $10 per ticket – Please book tickets on trybooking.com/wrso (found on VSC webiste) Contact Melissa Truong ([email protected]) Attachment:

Sandringham Lions Club TRIVIA Night

Please come along to this great trivia night and have a wonderful evening with the Sandringham Lions Club! Put it in your diary and don’t forget! 😉 Attachment:

Lions Hearing Dogs Event

Dear Lions and Friends On Friday 7th September from 10.30am to 12 noon Australian Hearing and Sandringham Lions Club are partnering to enable you to meet Ted with his hearing dog Earle. Hearing tests will also be available. Hear about how Earle helps Ted with his daily life and enjoy a cuppa at Hearing Australia […]

District Membership Trailer now available for Clubs

Our new District Membership Trailer is now available for Clubs to use at no cost at public events and activities to promote Lions awareness and local Club membership. The trailer is 1.5m high and is suitable to place in shopping centres (subject to approval from Centre Management) for membership drives, etc. Trailer contents include ‘Clarence […]

Communicating Lions Achievements

Communicating Lions Achievements We all know the importance of communicating who Lions are and what Lions achieve, outside the Lions organisation. Initially, this needs to take place by each club, in each club’s area as this is where the work is done and it is of the most interest to local people. This is also […]

Zone 8 and 9 Youth of the Year (YOTY)

Zone 8 and 9 Youth of the Year (YOTY) Sandringham LC was very excited to host the YOTY Zone 8 and 9 final this year, with students from Wheeler’s Hill, Boroondara-Gardiners Creek, Moorabbin, Sandringham and Brighton Lions Clubs. All 5 students were very strong and the judges found it quite hard to make their decision. […]

Sandringham LC inducts Youth of the Year mum

Sandringham LC inducts Youth of the Year mum Sangeeta Thaker is the mum of one of our Youth of the Year students from 2018 and we were very excited to induct her into our club this year 2019 at our Youth of the Year dinner. Sangeeta is not only a corporate lawyer but is passionate […]

Donvale Lions Club – Mothers Day Plant Sale!!

Put it in your diary NOW and come along to grab some great ‘garden bargains’ for Mothers Day. Funds raised at this event will be used to support various community projects. Date: Saturday May 11thth 2019 Time: From 8.00am – 4.00pm Location : St Davids Cricket Club, 36 Mitcham Rd, Donvale 3111 Ordinary people doing […]

Lions Autism Club

Anyone with an interest in a Lions Autism Club is invited to attend this upcoming information session! Attachment: Lions Autism Club – May 2019.pdf

Carnegie Lions Club 50th Charter Anniversary

The members of Carnegie Lions Club invite you to their 50th Charter Anniversary on Sunday 26 May between 3-5pm. Afternoon Tea will be served with some Club highlights and presentations, at the Murrumbeena Park Bowls Club off Gerald Street Murrumbeena [Melways map 69 B7]. The cost is $10.00 per head and drinks will be at […]

Club Development Day – Sign Up NOW!!!

Ignite your Lions Passion! Remember why you joined this great Lions organisation in the first place? Would you like to share your experience and be enthused by others sharing theirs? Come along to our Club Development Days, meet and talk with your fellow Lions and discover/rediscover what makes Lions such a fun, joyous and satisfying […]

Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation

Your most recently incorporated Lions Foundation, the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation, is now operational and DGR (deductible gift recipient) status is on the way. We now call on V District Lions Clubs to offer their support, by making a donation – helping us to make this most valuable project a reality. Attachment: Skin Cancer […]

Forrest Hill 50th Charter Anniversary Dinner – Book Now!

President Danny Martin and Club Members invite Lions and friends to join us in celebrating 50 years of dedicated service and lifelong friends – ALL WELCOME Friday the 13th September at 7.00pm – Box Hill Golf Club See the flyer for further details! Attachment:

Annual Golf Day with ‘Restoring Hope’ who help sexually abused Children

201V5 Lions Club Members are invited to attend this incredible charity event – an annual fund raising golf day to be held at the RACV Healsville Golf Club on the 10th of November. Below is a flyer advertising the event and you can find more informatiuoon the Charity website: www.restoringhope.org.au Restoring Hope, a Melbourne based […]

Donvale Lions Club Spring Plant Sale!!!

Make sure you get down to the Donvale LC Sping Plant Sale on Sat the 21st Sept – Grab a great bargain and get your garden prepared for a bountiful Spring! * StDavids, Cricket Club, 36 Mitcham Rd, Donvale Attachment:

Carnegie LC Combined Night – Tuesday Oct 1st – RSVP ASAP!

The Lions Club of Carnegie have great pleasure in inviting you and Club members to attend its ANNUAL COMBINED NIGHT on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 6.30pm for 7pm, at the Murrumbeena Park Bowls Club off Gerald Street in Murrumbeena Melways map 69 B7]. District Governor Kumar Swaminathan will also be attending and is a […]

Family Respite Camps – Please Consider Donating

Since 2016 the Lions Clubs of Park Orchards, Forest Hill, Vermont, Vermont South and Box Hill have raised funds to assist fund 7 family respite camps that have been held at Licola Wilderness Village (LWV) On behalf of the Lions Club of Park Orchards, I would like your Lions Club to consider donating funds so […]

Park Orchards Car Rally 2020!!

The annual Park Orchards LC Car Rally 2020 – on Sunday the 1st of March. This is fantastic day out, loads of fun and a great opportunity to socialise with both your Club members as well as those of other Clubs. Please can you share this info at your next Club Meeting and even better […]

Lions Club for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

More details https://201v5.lions.org.au/hearing-and-spectacles and : https://forms.gle/34D9oDqcuFPL5LtD9 More details: https://forms.gle/34D9oDqcuFPL5LtD9

Lap the Map – Zone 6 Clubs – start counting your steps from 19 September!

For 2020 this is an online event subject to change if restrictions are reduced before November 14 2020. A ‘Trybooking’ event has been created, which will in turn provide those who offer a donation, access to a spreadsheet where they can register their steps for a period of 6 weeks leading up to the event. […]

Licola Article – Great Read!

Take a look at the attached article from the Weekly Times talking about Licola – it’s a great read, enjoy! (Click the pdf attachment to read that actual article) Attachment: Weekly Times.pdf

First Australasian Deaf & Hard of Hearing Lions Club

On Tuesday 6th October we celebrated the Inaugural meeting of the Melbourne Deaf & Hard of Hearing Lions Club Branch. It was a super night with 7 new members inducted into Lions. The new club members are – President: Daniel Morphett, Secretary: Jennifer Portelli, Treasurer: Sue Read, other members are Sylvia Rosemond, Jo Rushby, Alison […]